We can all agree that stealing blood is bad. What is crazy is that many people have their blood stolen daily — not by people, but instead by mosquitoes. Granted, mosquitoes don't take enough blood to harm you, but it is more the principle that matters. Well, that and the fact that mosquitoes also spread a wide range of dangerous diseases. If you are looking for a way to keep your blood inside your body where it belongs, use this guide to minimizing mosquitoes in Brooklyn.
Problems Mosquitoes Cause
Everyone knows how annoying mosquitoes are. Although being bitten by a mosquito doesn't hurt, the red welts they leave on your skin are certainly itchy and irritating. Travel out into a marsh or swamp during dawn or dusk, and you will be scratching your whole body at the end of the day. If itchy bumps and slap marks were the worst problems mosquitoes caused, they wouldn't be that bad. The biggest problem comes with the many diseases these pests carry and spread. Mosquitoes are so good at spreading disease; they are considered the most dangerous creatures in the world and are responsible for over one million fatalities each year. Most of these cases, however, happen in foreign countries. We still have deaths here in the U.S. they are just much less frequent.
Why Mosquitoes Invade Properties
To prevent mosquitoes, you must first understand why they invade properties in the first place. Most often, mosquitoes will invade to find a place to lay their eggs. In order to lay eggs, mosquitoes need a source of stagnant water. If it has frequently been raining in your area, many things can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, such as your kid's toys, a clogged gutter, a bucket, a puddle, left out kitchenware, you name it.
How To Prevent Mosquitoes
When it comes to mosquito prevention, you are either keeping these pests off of yourself or deterring them from reproducing around your yard. To make things easier for you, use this complete list of mosquito prevention tips.
- Avoid spending time outside during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Limit your time spent in swamps and marshlands.
- If you think the areas you are going will be densely populated with mosquitoes, wear insect repellent.
- Wear lighter colored clothing.
- Consider exercising indoors.
- Trim your grass short.
- Install fans around outdoor lounging areas.
- Eliminate sources of standing water around your property. (Most Important!)
Professional VS. DIY
Do it yourself mosquito control can help reduce your exposure to mosquitoes; however, it is by no means a perfect solution. The only way to ensure mosquitoes cannot get to you is if they can't breed within a mile of your property. That distance is hard in the countryside and nearly impossible here in Brooklyn, that is unless you can convince all of your neighbors for several blocks to work with you on the project.
The only way to ensure you are safe from mosquitoes is to make it so they won't survive if they enter onto your property. Only a professional pest control provider can do this. At Bugs Are Gone Exterminating, we use professional mosquito control services including advanced trapping methods and effective mosquito repellent sprays to reduce mosquito populations around properties drastically.
Reach out to our team today to schedule a treatment time for your Brooklyn property or an outdoor venue, where you plan on hosting a gathering.